Journey to a new Degree: Entrepreneurship Education

So the Bachelor of Entrepreneurship
honours degree is a pathway for any graduate from any university to learn
about entrepreneurship and for one year work on a project. The Honours of
entrepreneurship is really a chance for students to come together, work with UTS
and the resources it uses the UTS offers and give them the space and time to
develop a startup. To bring all their ideas and their creativity together and
succeed, but also space for them to fail and to experiment. It’s really a
compliment and an extension of what UTS is already offering. What makes this
degree really special is, that for one, we really reinterpreted what an honours
degree could be. So rather than a pathway into an research career, to pathway
Entrepreneurship. And the other thing really is that as a degree it gives the
student after graduation from an undergrad degree a whole year of
opportunity to work on one particular project, and that is what you usually
don’t get to do if you are stuck into various subjects across the year. So the entrepreneurship team came to the Lx.lab and asked for some help with a
new honours degree looking at entrepreneurship. Which was really
exciting and they had some new ideas about how they wanted to present that to
students and kind of modularise the content so that students can pick and
choose depending on where they are in their startup journey and really work
iteratively. We were able to help to provide some guidance with their mapping of the subjects, their learning design and putting in some really interesting
interactives so that it can be really engaging for students. So the concept is basically these these boot camps with these longer layers of I guess, lab periods in between them, that’s supported with micro modules. And so rather than teaching you know in a 12-week structure, we’re developing those portfolio modules and
the LX.lab is let really helped us I guess first say, what is one of these modules
look like? Forget about looking on all of them, let’s look at the nuts and bolts of
one module let’s look at which LMS platform it should be on. Should it be on
Canvas? Should it be on something else? And then how well does that platform actually
suit the objectives of the of the program? So a lot of people put a lot of
effort in this way more than I thought! So there’s a lot of people with
different backgrounds that contributed to it. And that makes me me feel ready
for facilitating the Bachelor Entrepreneurship.

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